A 16 year old boy intruder’s fingerprint was discovered on a jewellery case at a Llandudno shop whose owner had suffered five break-ins, a youth court heard on Tuesday.

The teenager was ordered to pay £617 compensation and received a twelve months youth rehabilitation order with supervision, 60 hours unpaid work and a 7pm to 7am curfew on two nights every week for three months.

He admitted a burglary.

Court chairman David Subacchi told him at Llandudno: "The place was trashed. I hope you think very carefully about the effect of your activities on other people.”

Prosecutor James Neary said following last Valentine’s Day the owner of Moon Crafts on Bodafon Farm Park found her business had been targeted again. Cash, watches, rings and bracelets were among the haul.

Defence solicitor Graham Parry said the “easily-led” boy had been with others last February and accepted going to the farm and playing a part in the burglary.

“He tells me it wasn’t his idea but accepts he went along,” Mr Parry added.